News & Perspective

Dec 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016
Map of Africa

Ebola vaccine highly effective in final trial results

In addition, phase 2 trial of an adenovirus-based vaccine shows it to be safe and immunogenic though protection less than prolonged. 

Dec 23, 2016

Dec 23, 2016

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 23, 2016

Hospital penalties for resistant bugs
Bacterial vs viral infections
Antibiotics in food animals
Fungal disease tests
MDR-TB in migrants
Bacteriophage study

Dec 22, 2016

Dec 22, 2016
Baby ear

Study: Shorter treatment isn't better for infant ear infections

The shortened treatment didn't just come with clinical drawbacks. It also didn't improve antibiotic resistance rates.

Dec 22, 2016

CDC adds $184 million to fight Zika; Texas has new case

Texas reports another local Zika case as DNA vaccine is successful in phase 1 trial.

Dec 22, 2016
Duck shower

H5N8 avian flu outbreaks expand to Wales

Also, officials in France, Sweden, Finland, and Germany report more H5N8.

Dec 22, 2016
Antibiotics on the farm

FDA: Antibiotic use in food animals continues to rise

Experts are particularly concerned about the increase in sales of medically important antibiotics.

Dec 22, 2016

News Scan for Dec 22, 2016

Hospital penalties for resistant bugs
Bacterial vs viral infections
Cholera in Yemen

Dec 21, 2016

Dec 21, 2016

Zika triggers call for more arbovirus research

In other developments, research teams describe viral levels in semen and thrombocytopenia as a complication.

Dec 21, 2016
Map of Montenegro

Montenegro reports its first H5N8 detection

Also, France, Switzerland, and Poland report more H5N8, and France notes low-path H5N1 and H5N9 avian flu.

Dec 21, 2016

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 21, 2016

Antibiotics in food animals
Fungal disease tests

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